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Painters Matching Their Paintings II

 
Louanne, surprised to discover she matches her painting.
The Artist as Chameleon
It is said that artists are a mirror to society, creating work that reflects the times. To challenge that notion are these photos, evidence that artists are less reflective and more camouflage. Chameleon, they blend in with their work. Like the chameleon in the wild, they are difficult to spot in their natural environment, and share similar characteristics, such as a peaceful, gentle disposition and a habit of grasping sticks all day long.

Notice the stick in this artists hand.
Instinct
After an extensive study, spanning a half decade, it's been determined that theses particular artists are behaving instinctively, and do not wake up in the morning intending to find the outfit that best blends with their art. They usually grab any old thing because they knew it may end up covered in pigment, and respond in a surprised manner when their behaviour is pointed out to them.

Theresa at the beginning of her painting.
 
Astonished, Theresa, barely visible, stands beside her painting. She's on the left.
Canadian
These particular artists can be found in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, in and near Calgary, Alberta. It remains to be seen if this is just a Canadian thing.
 
Barb is Canadian.
 
This artist froze in place in an effort to remain hidden.
Country or City
Not exclusive to either rural or urban landscapes, the instinct to blend is set off by all types of artwork. Here, Laurie pushes her personal artistic boundaries by incorporating text into her urban micro-scapes. Unaware just how much the new work was effecting her life, she was surprised to discover she was becoming her art.

Laurie Sommerville working with her words. Notice the stick in her hand.

A Joy to Behold
Whether an amateur or professional artist-matching-their-painting spotter, discovering and documenting these artists is a rewarding hobby. A day where an artist matches their painting is a good day, no matter what is on the news.
Carol's sweater was covered in glittery sparkles.



Heather mirrors her subject's pose. Her face tilted the same way, and a single strand of hair hangs in the same place.

Cathy escaped into her work, literally.

Robbi's whole area is music for the eyes.
 
Two friends toning their canvasses - at Christmas.

Heather in step with her painting. Notice the stick in her hand.



Diane about to plunge into the painted gorge...


If you look very closely you can see Diane in the foreground.

If you are an artist that matches your paintings, it is nothing to be alarmed about, although a bit of wine might help you come to terms with it.

Thank you to all the artists, who patiently and generously allow their photos to be used for our entertainment.



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